ERIC Number: ED072088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Distribution of Educational Performance and Related Factors in Michigan. The Sixth Report of the 1970-71 Michigan Educational Assessment Program.
Donovan, David; And Others
The sixth report of the Michigan Educational Assessment Program contains eight educational distribution profiles. Schools and districts were classified into upper, middle, and lower thirds on the basis of the average scores (in grades 4 and 7) in composite achievement and socioeconomic status, and their scores on all assessment measures were charted. The assessment measures were: (1) human resources--such as pupil/teacher ratio and percent of teachers with master's degree; (2) school financial resources--such as local revenue per pupil and State school aid per pupil; (3) student background; (4) school/student performance--attitude measures, basic skills measures, and dropout rate; and (5) school or district size. The purpose of this report was to find whether schools or districts that rank high, in the middle, or low on composite achievement or socioeconomic status have a similar rank on other assessment measures. It was found that this is generally true, but certain exceptions and limitations on interpretation are specified. An appendix contains definitions of the educational assessment measures. (For related documents, see TM 002 326-327, 329-330.)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Attitude Measures, Basic Skills, Comparative Analysis, Dropout Rate, Educational Finance, Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Grade 4, Grade 7, Measurement Instruments, Minority Groups, Performance Factors, School Districts, Socioeconomic Influences, Socioeconomic Status, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Student Teacher Ratio, Tables (Data), Teacher Background, Teacher Salaries
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Sponsor: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Services.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan